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I have noticed that windows updated is updating VMware tools components as part of the windows update.
What is the different between this and VMware tools update?
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Bug Fixes and Driver updates.
Never seen this behavior, could the VM be set to install VMTools updates on reboot?
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We had 10309 VMware tools on Windows 2016, but Windows update did not upgrade to version  10310, We have to perform the manual upgrade on VMware tools.
Does it mean that only drivers are being updated by Windows update not the VMware tools versions?
It depends what VMware has pushed to Microsoft for update.
I kind of took it to mean just drivers were made available.  VMTools has other components that could potentially upgrade but not require rebooting.  But Andrew certainly has a better pulse on VMWare than I do.